KNOW-HOW3000 News

The KNOW-HOW3000 News present posts from TAs, Sector- and Programme Coordinators and the Knowledge Management Team as well as other members of the KH3000 community about current activities and developments, gives personal insights into the projects and Partner Organisations, discusses technical topics, challenges and solutions concerning the daily life of TAs and partners and offers the opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge. The news contents therefore specifically address the HORIZONT3000 knowledge community consisting of TAs, H3 staff, Partner Organisations and Member Organisations. Contents are presented in English and Spanish to effectively reach these target groups. 

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The shared responsability for wellbeing of women and men

Published: October 13, 2020 COVID-19 has put our world upside-down and the planning of the KNOW-HOW3000 activities in Central America was not spared either. We had to adapt to a new reality, which translated to diving into a virtual world. A crucial challenge for 2020 was to follow-up on outcomes [...]

The Policy Dialogue Manual 2019/2020

Published: September 29, 2020 Since the beginning of the year, in the scope of our consortium project funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) we have created a print and digital version of our “POLICY DIALOGUE” manual ready for partners to read, use, share, apply, learn with etc. The manual [...]

Solutions for living in harmony with semiarid climate

Published: October 14, 2020 Hans Gnadlinger has been working with HORIZONT3000 for over 20 years as a TA in Brazil. At the moment he is already retired, but he keeps collaborating with national and international networks of rainwater harvesting experts. In our projects at HORIZONT3000 rainwater harvesting is a very [...]

Papua New Guinea – The End or the Beginning?

Published: September 21, 2020 A personal essay of a returnee I am sitting in the train on my way through the beautiful Austrian alps. Lush green, blue lakes, pleasant temperatures. I’ve been back „home“ for three months now and still it makes me sad, whenever Papua comes to my mind. [...]

A day in the life of a Technical Advisor: Peter Tantius

Published: September 15, 2020 The Knowledge Management team is always busy trying to make knowledge transfers possible and easier between members of our community. Recently, Peter Tantius, Technical Advisor (TA) in Mozambique, has supported our intentions often. He got in touch with us in order to share several documents that [...]

The fight to save the conifers in El Salvador

Published: August 27, 2020 The Fundación Segundo Montes was one of the lucky winners of the latest KNOWLYMPICS 2019/2020. The experience that they have submitted deals with saving the conifer reserves in El Salvador by fighting the spread of the bark beetle. With the prize they won they took the [...]

Non-profit and for-profit hand in hand?

Published: July 15, 2020 First steps towards collaboration between organic farmers and the tourism and gastronomy sector in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve in El Salvador. In 2007 UNESCO declared a natural area in the West of El Salvador as the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve (RBA-I for its Spanish abbreviation). The goal [...]

„Trafficking in Persons Report” Hero Award

Published: July 8, 2020 Every year the US Department of State produces the “Trafficking in Persons Report” that asses the efforts done by governments around the globe in combating human trafficking and modern slavery. The report is one of the most important annual publications in the comparative assessment of global [...]

Positive Parenting Programs in Papua New Guinea

Published: July 2, 2020 Parenting for Child Development If you have ever wondered why parenting matters then read on... Reducing Violence against Children In 1996, the WHO declared that violence was a public health problem. The UN states that “peaceful, just and inclusive societies are necessary to achieve the Sustainable [...]

Fighting Gender-Based Violence in the Context of COVID-19

Published: June 15, 2020 Please find the English version of this post on the HORIZONT3000 Blog by clicking here.

Covid-19 – Working Situation of TAs in Central America: Tools and Thoughts

Published: June 8, 2020 Since the beginning of the Corona Crisis certainly a lot has changed. The goal of this article is to take a closer look at the realities of the daily working routines of our TAs and at the implications for knowledge management. Since digitalization processes cannot be [...]

Sector Update #3: Knowledge Management

Published: June 23, 2020 The last couple of weeks and months have been, well... quite something. While one topic has dominated our lives, there where other events, developments and topics emerging that are definitely worth mentioning. That's the reason why the Knowledge Management Team got together and summed up the [...]

Triangular Technical Advisory

Published: May 7, 2020 A Triangular Technical Advisory is a so-called south-south cooperation, in which the capacities of one of the Partner Organizations are beneficial for another one or more Partner Organizations. As a new instrument within the Technical Advisory Program this innovative concept focusses on knowledge transfer between the [...]

New Internal Project Partner Database to Come

Published: April 1, 2020 In the year 2018, HORIZONT3000 has undertaken its first intellectual capital report (Wissensbilanz). One main outcome and recommendation of it was to manage more systematically our information and knowledge about our local Partner Organisations. So far, HORIZONT3000 has managed the various information and knowledge on Partner [...]

KNOWLYMPICS… and the Winners Are…

Published: March 17, 2020 In our KNOW-HOW3000 Knowledge Management Programme we have developed an Experience Capitalisation Process in order to promote learning and sharing processes among our Partners.  For this purpose we produce one-page presentations (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure” at a Glance) as well as detailed descriptions (In [...]

SDG Intern Story: A report from Kampala

Published: March 17, 2020 I would like to share a report with you from Vanessa Scheungraber - one of our SDG-Interns, who has spent three months in Kampala collaborating in the ERI project. This is what she wants to share about her experience:  In June 2019, after a one-week preparation [...]

Recap & Kick off: Consortium Project Policy Dialogue

Published: February 11, 2020 2020 is the year that we are kicking off Phase III of the Consortium Project Policy Dialogue (PD) in East Africa. That's the reason why we came together in November last year with the involved Partner Organisations to exchange experiences, learn from each other and collectively [...]

Senegal: Participative Research on Agroecology

Published: February 11, 2020 Retrouvez la version française ci-dessous. Agroecology is the trending topic when it comes to sustainable and effective solutions regarding Rural Development. That's the reason why I would like to introduce you to this project about Participative Investigation on Agroecology in the Nioro du Rip Department in [...]

Soil Conservation and Evaluation in Mozambique

Published: January 20, 2020 Any sustainable farming operation will have to consider that soils are a crucial and diminishing resource in agricultural production. Soils take a long time to form (thousands of years) and can be destroyed within just a few years. Fertile land is essential for sustaining agriculture. The [...]

Ethiopia: Shaking rusty hierarchies and cultivating new healthy environments

Published: January 27, 2020 Pooling our energies and concentrations on what's ahead in 2020 and beyond, gender is definitely a big issue for HORIZONT3000. That's the reason why we would like to take the opportunity and look back at the DKA and HORIZONT3000 Partner Meeting that took place in November [...]

Presentation of the results of the ‘Gender Study’ in Central America

Published: January 9, 2020 On October 24, after the “Campesino Family” Community of Practice meeting organized by KNOWHOW3000 in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, Dagny Skarwan presented the results of the 'Gender Analysis' of the HORIZONT3000 ADA Co-financing program in Central America. Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals at [...]

Sharing knowledge on Securing Livelihoods for South Sudanese Refugees

Published: December 19, 2020 Sharing knowledge on securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees was the theme of a recent sharing event in Arua (20.-21.11.2019), Uganda organised by the resident NGO PALM Corps together with AFARD and HORIZONT3000. The event concluded the first joint project by AFARD and PALM Corps that [...]


Published: November 25, 2019 I have been working as a Technical Advisor at the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga, Western Province in Papua New Guinea since July 2018. Today I would like to tell you more about a project I am currently involved in. Together with local leaders of the village and [...]

Videos: Communitiy of Practice Meeting “Familia Campesina”

Published: November 15, 2019 On October 22 and 23, 2019, participants from several HORIZONT3000 Partner Organisations from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala met at the PACAMAN Training Center (CCDA) in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala. The topic of this Community of Practice (Familia Campesina - Peasant Family) was "Strategies for the [...]

Go Green With Schools

Published: November 18, 2019 ILUD - a holistic approach in Primary Schools, Uganda Hi, my name is Silke Goos, since November 2018 I am working with the Partner Organisation AFIRD and I would like to tell you more about our project that I am fully convinced of. The project deals [...]

KNOWLYMPICS 2019 Announcement

Published: October 25, 2019 The KNOW-HOW3000 Knowledge Sharing Games In our KNOW-HOW3000 Knowledge Management Programme we have developed an Experience Capitalisation Process in order to promote learning and sharing processes among our partners.  For this purpose we produce single-page presentations (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure” at a Glance) as [...]

Golden Times for Knowledge Management

Published: October 17, 2019 We have a new companion in our office. Even though our new team member is quite small, it has received a lot of attention, which is probably linked to its shiny, golden presence. Yes, you might have guessed it: HORIZONT3000 has won an award! We are [...]

Arriving on a TA assignment in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa

Published: September 19, 2019 As Flying TAs, Agnes and I arrived in Uganda in mid-August curious to meet our new colleagues at the Regional Office East Africa (ROEA) and the various Partner Organisations we will work with. Our first days were organised smoothly: we were introduced to the city of [...]

CSO & Policy Dialogue: Project Evaluation

Published: September 12, 2019 The Consortium Project “Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) & Policy Dialogue" is a three years programme funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with the aim to "Further strengthen capacities of East African CSOs regarding their policy dialogue engagement". Its second phase from January, 1st 2017 until [...]

Sector Update #2: Knowledge Management

Published: October 7, 2019 In this second round of our brand new series of Sector Updates, we will take a look at what’s going on in terms of Knowledge Management at HORIZONT3000. A while ago, we have carried out an external evaluation of our Knowledge Management Programme KNOW-HOW3000 in its [...]

1 Systematisation, 3 Projects and 4 Partner Organisations

Published: August 5, 2019 "Healing, Leadership and Agriculture for a Fair and Decent Life" - that is what brought four of our Partner Organisations in Guatemala - the Asociación MIRIAM, the Colectivo NO'j, the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA) and the Pastoral Social, Diócesis de Quiché (PSQ) - to pair up [...]

Knowledge Management: Let the drawings do the talking

Published: July 30, 2019 KNOW-HOW3000 is all about joint learning and sharing activities. Communities of Practice (CoP) pose a great space for these purposes. In this post we would like to talk about Central America's CoP and present a quick retrospective of their activities throughout 2018. As part of the [...]

Sector Update #1: Rural Development & Natural Resource Management

Published: August 16, 2019 Together with the launch of the KNOW-HOW3000 News Area, we are also initiating the Sector Update Series and I am excited to be the first one to update our Community on what the Rural Development sector is up to right now. Just to give you an [...]

Pre departure – visiting the ABCstar Bloggerconference

This blogpost might seem a bit out of topic, but I hope that on a closer look you will see it fitting in this news section. So, what happened? I attended a Conference for Blogger and Influencer, the ABCstar – Austrian Blogger Conference. I have some history with this event, […]

Climate Change Senegal: “Think Globally, Act Locally”

Published: July 1, 2019 May stands for Intercambio - at least in the little HORIZONT3000 Universe. 2019 was no exception. All of the Regional and Country Office directors, representatives from our Member Organisations as well as the HORIZONT3000 Vienna team got together to review last year's plans and achievements and [...]


Published: May 22, 2019 This experience has to be highlighted – and this is exactly what blueEnergy, our partner organisation in Nicaragua did. They have created an interactive platform to present the iniciative “Families and communities adapting to climate change.” The platform not only presents the measures they have taken [...]


Published: May 20, 2019 Did you already get to know the magnificent work the organisation Fundación entre Mujeres (FEM) does on a daily basis? If not, this video poses a great opportunity for you to do so. Meet the women behind the organisation and learn what their work is all about. [...]


Together with our Member Organisations Brothers and Sister in Need, DKA Austria and Welthaus Graz we already organized two trainings in 2018 for our Partner Organisations in Uganda and Tanzania. Topic of the Trainings was Project Cycle Management (PCM) with the objective to deepen the knowledge of the employees of [...]


On December 7, HORIZONT3000 together with the umbrella organization Global Responsibility and the KM4Dev Austrian Community, held an exchange forum on Knowledge Management under the titel: “Implementation of Knowledge Management, Sharing and Learning in NGDOs: Good-Practice-Examples and exemplary IT-Tools”. If you want to know more about it, check out the […]


Published: October 29, 2018 On September 24th, our member organisation Dreikönigsaktion (DKA) held a workshop about the Enabling Rural Innovation Project (ERI) with Tumaini Matutu. Tumaini supports our partner organisation Act Mara in Tanzania as a project coordinator for ERI. During the workshop she gave us some insights about the [...]


Since KNOW-HOW3000 is all about sharing and learning from experiences, we have brought the KNOWLYMPICS into being. Our goal was to create an opportunity for our network to find a different, more dynamic approach to knowledge management. That’s the reason why we came up with KNOWLYMPICS – our Knowledge Management [...]

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